The Straight Dope

Go Back   Straight Dope Message Board > Main > In My Humble Opinion (IMHO)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-09-2003, 07:44 AM
HeyHomie HeyHomie is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Springfield, IL
Posts: 8,239
Slang Words for Penis in Other Languages

I apologize if this has been done before.

Pud, dick, dong, wang, Johnson, dode, pecker, tally-whacker, willie, John Thomas, schwanz, shlong, shmeckel, prick, cock... etc.

What I want is slang for "penis" in other languages. Becuase, uh, you never know when they might come in handy (no pun intended ). "Shmeckel," "shlong" & "schwanz" all sound vaguely Yiddish. "Dong" & "wang" sound vaguely Chinese.

Any others?
Reply With Quote
Advertisements  
  #2  
Old 01-09-2003, 07:59 AM
grimpixie grimpixie is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
"piel" is the only Afrikaans one that I can remember...

Grim
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-09-2003, 08:01 AM
China Guy China Guy is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 9,351
chin-chin in japanese
lao er in Mandarin
lu in Shanghaiese
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-09-2003, 08:10 AM
pseudotriton ruber ruber pseudotriton ruber ruber is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Outer Control
Posts: 10,394
[hijack] When Wayne Wang's movie CHAN IS MISSING first came out, some wiseass climbed up in the middle of the night and changed the movie marquee to read "WAYNE CHAN'S WANG IS MISSING"

Actually, although I remember this happening at a theatre on the Upper West Side, it now sounds so unlikely (no cops around? Really?) that I wonder if someone just TOLD me this happened, as in "Wouldn't it be witty if...?" [end hijack]
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-09-2003, 08:26 AM
Coil Coil is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Ok here is a couple of swedish ones

Kuk, snopp, pitt, Petter-Niklas , byxormen (trouser snake), stake, snabel, slang.

I am sure Dryga Yes,The Gaspode or some other swedes can fill in a bunch more.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-09-2003, 08:39 AM
Tomcat Tomcat is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Ptak a vejce (bird and eggs) in Czech for penis and testicles. Sesame Street would have a hard time with that big yellow guy over here...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-09-2003, 09:17 AM
pravnik pravnik is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: TX
Posts: 13,374
Damnit, Tomcat, you beat me to ptak!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-09-2003, 09:29 AM
Fnoonf Fnoonf is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
"Tippi" is the generally accepted Icelandic word for "penis."

[insert Tippi Hedren joke here]

Aside from that one, as seems to be the case with most languages there's a whole bevy of different terms, most of which would be uncool to use as slang in English because they're quite esoteric and, I imagine, fairly unpronouncable to most Americans. That said, when am I ever gonna get the legitimate chance to post these on a message board again? So without further ado, I present to you:

Fnoonf's Incomplete And Unscientific Index of Practical Icelandic Penile Terms

Böllur (BUDD-lur) (schlong)
Skaufi (SKUH-ee-vih) (dick)
Göndull (GUND-uhdl)* (cock)
Lókur (LOW-cur) (prick)
Tilli (TILL-uh) (willie)
Jón Tómasson (YONE TOME-us-son) (John Thomas)

OK, kidding about that last one.

Well, hope that helped some. I can rest easy now, confident that I've done my part in the ongoing battle against ignorance, at least for today.


*This pronunciation is quite literally impossible to convey properly without the use of phonetic symbols and/or major oral surgery.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-09-2003, 10:32 AM
Sir Doris Sir Doris is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
When someone told my Sudanese friend his zip was broken, it caused her great amusement, that being pretty crude back home in Khartoum. Whether that's just in Sudan or other arabic speaking countries, I don't know.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-09-2003, 10:41 AM
jjimm jjimm is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Lun in Canonese.

In Ireland I've heard micky, langer, and flute.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-09-2003, 10:44 AM
Mycroft Holmes Mycroft Holmes is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
German:

- Schwanz (tail)
- Luemmel
- Spaetzle (that's right, just like the noodles. Well, what do the noodles remind you of?)

Brazilian:

- pica
- pau
- pinto

Dutch:

- lul
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-09-2003, 10:48 AM
Kantalooppi Kantalooppi is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Finnish:

- mulkku
- muna
- kyrpä
- jorma
- jortikka
- kalu
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-09-2003, 10:52 AM
Master Wang-Ka Master Wang-Ka is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Spain: "Pinto" means "small penis" in Spanish slang. This is why the car of the same name did not sell well there.

Phillippines (or Korea, I forget which): Remember the characters on the sitcom "Happy Days?" Remember Joanie? Remember Chachi? Remember a short-lived TV show called "Joanie Loves Chachi?"

I have heard that the premiere of "Joanie Loves Chachi" was the highest-rated television show ever in the Phillippines (or Korea, I forget which).

It seems that "chachi" is local dialect for "penis", naturally...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-09-2003, 11:18 AM
Swampwolf Swampwolf is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
In Hebrew, the most common slang term for dick is Zayyin, pronounced just like Americans pronounce "Zion." That made for some great puns in my Zionist youth movement, let me tell you!

"I'm an up-and-coming Zionist!"
"Together, we can erect the Zion of our dreams."
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-09-2003, 11:18 AM
handy handy is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Pacific Grove, Calif
Posts: 17,493
In american sign language, 'penis' is a variation of 'pee'.....& it starts @ your nose. I never figured out why but its funny to see.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-09-2003, 12:13 PM
casdave casdave is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Posts: 7,511
The Royals in the UK seem to speak a differant language to the rest of us yokels.

According to Prince Charles it is "Mr Wobbly"
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-09-2003, 01:05 PM
DMark DMark is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Quote:
Originally posted by Fnoonf
[B]
Fnoonf's Incomplete And Unscientific Index of Practical Icelandic Penile Terms

Böllur (BUDD-lur) (schlong)
Skaufi (SKUH-ee-vih) (dick)
Göndull (GUND-uhdl)* (cock)
Lókur (LOW-cur) (prick)
Tilli (TILL-uh) (willie)

Uh, aren't those all names in Lord Of The Rings?

Geez...Tolkien was kinkier than I thought.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-09-2003, 01:25 PM
merge merge is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
my friend taught me how to say "suck my dick" in russian...

I have no idea how to spell it , but it sounds like this...

pa-sa su-y moi whee
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-09-2003, 03:12 PM
Angua Angua is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
One in Hindi is "dhanda", literally stick.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-09-2003, 03:29 PM
jehovah68 jehovah68 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
I used to work with some Bangladeshis (Bangalese?) and their favorite word was "boga".
__________________
...maybe if I'm part of that mob, I can help steer it in wise directions. Now where's my foam cowboy hat and airhorn?
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 01-09-2003, 03:32 PM
jehovah68 jehovah68 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Don't forget "pinga" in Spanish (Boriquan slang?)
__________________
...maybe if I'm part of that mob, I can help steer it in wise directions. Now where's my foam cowboy hat and airhorn?
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-09-2003, 04:06 PM
Timchik Timchik is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Quote:
Originally posted by merge
my friend taught me how to say "suck my dick" in russian...

I have no idea how to spell it , but it sounds like this...

pa-sa su-y moi whee
well, not bad for a phonetic transcription; in transliteration that would be

pososuy moi khui

Gotta tell you, though, this sounds like a pretty literal translation from English - I've never heard anything like this being used. Russians have other "endearments" that they use in cases where an English speaker would say "suck my dick"
At any rate, the operative word is "khui" (the kh is pronounced like a German ch, but slightly less harsh), which is the strongest variant of the term with "kher" and "khren" being decreasing-potency equivalents (khren - which means "horseradish" - is only mildly rude).
Of course, this being Russian, there are endless derivative adverbs, adjectives, verbs (perfective and imperfective) that can be made with these words, as the situation warrants.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-09-2003, 04:08 PM
panamajack panamajack is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Quote:
Originally posted by jehovah68 I used to work with some Bangladeshis (Bangalese?) and their favorite word was "boga".
'Bangladeshi' is correct for a citizen of Bangladesh.

'Bengali' more generally refers to people from the area (ethnic grouping), but could indicate a citizen of India (or even some other country).
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-09-2003, 05:46 PM
Roadwalker Roadwalker is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
In Hungarien, koki means penis. It's pronounced just loke cookie.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01-09-2003, 06:41 PM
AncientHumanoid AncientHumanoid is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
In Klingon: Kirk
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 01-09-2003, 10:25 PM
Jello Jello is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2000
Schwanzenbad Hodenthaler is German for "Penis in bath, inhabitant in the valley of testicles."
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 01-09-2003, 10:45 PM
tsarina tsarina is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
A French guy I once dated said that when he was a little boy his parents referred to his tallywhacker as a zizi.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 01-09-2003, 11:03 PM
pulykamell pulykamell is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: SW Side, Chicago
Posts: 30,204
Quote:
Originally posted by Roadwalker
In Hungarien, koki means penis. It's pronounced just loke cookie.
Almost. Kuki pronounced "KOO-kee" is the child's word for penis. Something akin to our "wee-wee." Punci or "POON-tsee" is the equivalent for the female genitals.

The more vulgar word is fasz. That's more like our dick. Another slang word meaning penis, not so much in use, is pöcs.

Incindetally, the word Puszi, pronounced "POO-see" in Hungarian is not the sexual word it appears to be. It simply means "Kiss" and is very commonly used, though tends to cause quizical looks among English-speaking foreigners.

In Polish, we have chuj, "dick" and chujek, "little dick." Also kutas. Pisior or pisiorek are the kids words for it.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-09-2003, 11:45 PM
GIGObuster GIGObuster is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Just dropped to mention that the word verga in many areas of Latin America is the vulgar word for penis.

I was rolling on the floor when in an episode of Futurama, the professor projected on the table the planet they needed to reach to rescue endangered space creatures: the planet was called VERGON 6!!!!

Vergon = Literally: owner of a big one!! Symbolically: very lucky occurrence.

I still wonder if they will allow that to appear in the Spanish markets, when it gets syndicated over there!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 01-10-2003, 02:53 AM
Peanuthead Peanuthead is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2002
Filipino = Titi

The Turkish euphemism for oral sex is "playing the saxophone".
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 01-10-2003, 05:43 AM
PhillySteak PhillySteak is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Also in Ireland

Further to jjimm's irish offerings, I can also offer knob, which I think is also English, but which leads to the delightful term knobgoblin for "wanker".

Philly
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 01-10-2003, 06:03 AM
manwithaplan manwithaplan is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
In the Irish language (as opposed to English words used in Ireland), the most common term for penis is "bud", which gives a whole new meaning to "this Bud's for you".

Quote:
When someone told my Sudanese friend his zip was broken, it caused her great amusement, that being pretty crude back home in Khartoum. Whether that's just in Sudan or other arabic speaking countries, I don't know.
A friend of mine who plays petanque (French boules) internationally for Ireland, told me that an Algerian guy at a tournament told him that something that sounds like this...

"zippee fratermtek"

...is arabic for "my dick up your ass". Given your post, maybe it is.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01-10-2003, 06:37 AM
MrO MrO is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Quote:
Originally posted by Wang-Ka
It seems that "chachi" is local dialect for "penis", naturally...
Don't know any Tagalog, but in Korean, "chachi" is one word for penis. (I would probably write it "jaji," but both would work.) A common slang term, though, is "gochu," which literally means chili pepper. They're small and red. The peppers, I mean.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 01-10-2003, 07:26 AM
royjwood royjwood is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Howdy,

In the native tongue of East Timor, referred to as Tetun, the common word is simply lasan, no big deal.

But the common "rural" word is isin lulik, which is translated as either magic or holy body, and is used interchangeably for both male and female, similar to the "private arena" in American slang.

However, the slang word is manu, which is tranlated as "chicken", they do not specify male chicken which would be manu aman.

So, they still kind of stick to "cock".

In fact, in an older Australian "travel guide" to East Timor (which was restricted to foreigners by the Indonesion government, so as to try and hide the truth of their daily harassment, torturs, rapes, and murders of the locals), the book (which was written in English) mentioned that the local men were very proud of their cocks and could be seen walking around town proudly stroking their cocks in public.

What a sight that must have been...
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 01-10-2003, 07:36 AM
Annie-Xmas Annie-Xmas is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 31,448
A London e-friend told me the slang word "Willie." Now whenever traffic reporters mention "The Big Willie" (the Williamsburg Bridge), I have to giggle.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 01-10-2003, 07:51 AM
blinx blinx is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Danish:

Pik
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 01-10-2003, 08:15 AM
fouque fouque is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
French

bite, pine, zob, zizi (almost polite - refers to a kid's penis), teub, chibre (old fashioned), and a lot more...
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 01-10-2003, 09:54 AM
Olentzero Olentzero is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Gotta chime in on the Russian slang a little further - "khui" is considered very rude and can get you ostracized in certain circumstances. Never use it in front of a Russian woman, even jokingly.

Another Russian slang word is chlen, which is the general word for "member" - both the physiological and political term. Much fun and punnery with that one.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 01-10-2003, 02:02 PM
NetLord NetLord is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
I would say that compared to English, Russian is pretty poor in that regard. All the penis words can be roughly categorized into three groups - medical terms (chlen, penis), expletives (khui, kher, elda and so on) and kiddie words (pipiska and numerous variants thereof). The fun part is, however, that khui appears to be as semantically flexible as the f-word in English. It can mean a lot of things, depending on context (for as long as the speaker feels strongly about them), and it can be subjected to word formation to no end.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 01-10-2003, 02:37 PM
Fox in the Snow Fox in the Snow is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Here in Glasgow the word dobber is used from time to time.

Seems kind of fitting in ways I can't explain.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 01-10-2003, 04:05 PM
Mort Furd Mort Furd is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Quote:
Originally posted by Mycroft Holmes
German:
- Schwanz (tail)
- Luemmel
- Spaetzle (that's right, just like the noodles. Well, what do the noodles remind you of?)
l
You forgot:
Schniedel
Schniedelwutz
Wurst
Pimmel
Fickhammer
Latte

For completeness, testicles are referred to as "eier," which translates as "eggs."
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 01-10-2003, 04:29 PM
Mr. Moto Mr. Moto is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 12,509
Italian: Minchia or cazzo

Dickhead is testa di cazzo
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 01-10-2003, 05:16 PM
lothos2002 lothos2002 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Some of the slang words in Spanish have been broght up, but there are more:

verga (also Spain and Latin America), pito (also whistle), chosto (Mexico), polla (Spain), pitín or pitilin (child-like), pene (penis), palo (stick, Mexico: also "echar un palo"- "throw a stick" = fuck).

If I remember more, I'll get back to you.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 01-10-2003, 05:25 PM
jsc1953 jsc1953 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Quote:
Originally posted by Fox in the Snow
Here in Glasgow the word dobber is used from time to time.

Seems kind of fitting in ways I can't explain.
Oh my lord....

The San Francisco Giants (baseball team, for you non-Americans) had a manager in the 1980's, named Roger Craig. He had a phrase that he used from time to time, to mean "don't get depressed...have faith". Local fans and sportswriters had no idea what it meant, but just thought it was cute folksy saying he brought with him..

"Don't get your dobber down."
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 01-13-2003, 05:54 AM
jjimm jjimm is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Resurrecting this thread to recall the wonderful Cantonese euphemism for (male) masturbation:

Da feh geh

This means, literally, "beating the airplane".
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 01-13-2003, 11:55 AM
DMark DMark is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Quote:
Originally posted by jjimm
Resurrecting this thread to recall the wonderful Cantonese euphemism for (male) masturbation:

Da feh geh

This means, literally, "beating the airplane".
So "geh pride" in Chinese means "joy of owning Stealth.'?
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 01-13-2003, 12:23 PM
bayonet1976 bayonet1976 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Quote:
Originally posted by lothos2002
Some of the slang words in Spanish have been broght up, but there are more:

verga (also Spain and Latin America), pito (also whistle), chosto (Mexico), polla (Spain)....
Man, "polla" really threw me for a loop in Spain. Nothing really embarrasing, just some grafitti that would leave me puzzled, until I figured that the "polla" it was refering to was "penis" not "female chicken", which is the only meaning for "polla" I knew before then.

For those interested, the one I still remember was written about 10 feet up on a wall and read:

"Si eres buen titiritero da con la polla en este letrero"

"If you're a such a pimp his this sign with your "polla".

I remember thinking, "I'm pretty sure I can throw a chicken that high..., well, maybe a small chicken".
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 01-13-2003, 12:25 PM
bayonet1976 bayonet1976 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
his=hit
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 01-13-2003, 02:57 PM
Spiff Spiff is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: In the SPIFF Bunker
Posts: 2,590
Zizi in French can mean both the male member and the female naughty bits ... but only when they are little.

It's basically a word used by parents to describe the thing their little kid goes wee-wee with. I've never heard it used as a description of a post-pubescent penis.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 01-13-2003, 03:54 PM
tarnik tarnik is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Apparently, amazingly and hilariously, a common German teenager slang expression is Uberaffengeil, meaning literally "super monkey horny".
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@chicagoreader.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright © 2013 Sun-Times Media, LLC.